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Effectiveness Monitoring

Local or project specific based monitoring assesses the effectiveness of restoration efforts. The monitoring is done to determine if project performance goals and future desired conditions have been achieved. Results from the monitoring are used to better understand restoration success, alter or adapt site management and contribute to our knowledge of wetland recovery techniques. Additionally, some regulatory programs and funding sources require yearly effectiveness monitoring. Site specific monitoring is done by individual landowners, watershed councils, school groups, land trusts, tribes, soil and water conservation districts and federal and state agencies.

Examples of effectiveness monitoring can be found at these sites:

Department of State Lands Effectiveness Monitoring

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wetland Restoration Project

Effectiveness Monitoring Reports